NYC Honorary Street Names


Homer Young Kennedy Way (Manhattan)
Present name:None
Location:At the southeast corner of Indian Road at West 218th Street
Honoree: Homer Young Kennedy (d. 2004) was active in the Inwood community. He was responsible for locking and unlocking the Indian Road Playground and also contributed to the revival of Drums Along the Hudson, and the Uptown Arts Stroll, and was Assistant Chair of the Parks and Cultural Affairs Committee of Community Board 12.
Sarah Virginia Kennedy Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:None
Location:At the intersection of West 20th Street and Mermaid Avenue
Honoree:  Sarah Virginia Kennedy (1940-2018) worked for the New York City Housing Authority and a federally funded poverty program before she became a social health technician in psychology at Coney Island Hospital. There she became involved with DC 37 and Local 420 union. She became Local 420ís Chapter Chairperson and helped prevent the closing of Coney Island Hospital by then Mayor Rudolph Guiliani. She was the first woman to be elected Executive Vice President for DC 37, Local 420. She was instrumental in community efforts to secure affordable housing, create anti-poverty programs, provide jobs and recreational opportunities for youth, and improve health care. (Treyger)

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